DHi Speaker Series Fall 2013

DHi Lecture & Workshop Series 2013-2014, “Women, Feminism, and Digital Humanities”

Wednesday, October 9th 2013
The Digital Witness Symposium
Susana Ruiz (USC) & Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. (Hamilton)
7:00pm  •  KRJH 127  •  Hamilton College

The Digital Witness Symposium continues at: Syracuse University, Thursday, Oct. 10
Monday, October 21st 2013
Lecture: Strategies for International Collaboration in the Digital Humanities
Dr. Lynne Siemens (UVic)
4:10pm  •  KRJH 101
Tuesday, October 22nd 2013
Workshop: Workflows for Implementing International Collaborations in the Digital Humanities
Dr. Lynne Siemens (UVic)
12:00 - 1:00pm  •  DHi, CJ 102
Monday, November 11th 2013
Workshop: Beyond the Mississippi: Heritage Sites in the Arkansas Delta
Dr. Alyson Gill (ASU)
12:00 - 1:00pm • DHi, CJ 102
Monday, November 11th 2013
Lecture: Using 3D Tools to Make a Case for the ‘Women's Bath’ in Classical Antiquity
Dr. Alyson Gill (ASU)
4:10pm  •  KRJH 127


Events sponsored by the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) and Hamilton’s Dean of Faculty

Angel David Nieves, Ph.D.

Co-Founder & Former Co-Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College

Angel David Nieves, Ph.D. is  co-founder and former Co-Director of Hamilton’s Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi) which is recognized as a leader among small-liberal arts colleges in the Northeast (see, http://www.dhinitiative.org).  As Co-Director, he has raised over $2.7 million dollars in foundation and institutional support for digital humanities scholarship at Hamilton.  He is also Research Associate Professor in the Department of History at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.  He taught in the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at the University of Maryland, College Park, from 2003-2008.  Nieves’s scholarly work and community-based activism critically engage with issues of race and the built environment in cities across the Global South.  His co-edited book “We Shall Independent Be:” African American Place-Making and the Struggle to Claim Space in the U.S. was published in 2008.  He is completing a manuscript entitled, An Architecture of Education: African American Women Design the New South, with the University of Rochester Press for their series “Gender and Race in American History” (forthcoming, 2018).  Nieves is also currently working on a new volume in the Debates in the Digital Humanities Series and on a special collaborative issue of American Quarterly (2018) on DH in the field of American Studies.  He is co-editor (w/Kim Gallon, Purdue) of a new book series at the University of Georgia Press, The Black Spatial Humanities: Theories, Methods, and Praxis in Digital Humanities.  He serves on the Modern Language Association’s (MLA) Committee on Information Technology (2016-2019).  He was most recently appointed to the Board of New York State’s Humanities Council (2017-2020).  His digital research and scholarship have been featured on MSNBC.com and in Newsweek International.His digital scholarship can be found at http://www.apartheidheritages.org

Janet Thomas Oppedisano (Simons)

Director, Digital Humanities Initiative, Hamilton College

Janet Thomas Oppedisano is Hamilton College's Digital Humanities Initiative Director. Her responsibilities include oversight and direction of the daily activities of the DHi to develop a collaborative community in which creativity, technology, and innovation lead to new methods of research, learning, and publication. This includes strategic planning in the use of technology, collaboration on grant proposals and budgets, management and communication of DHi projects, coordination and teaching of DHi's undergraduate research fellowship program CLASS and creation of direct connections between DHi projects and the curriculum. She is engaged in faculty outreach and development; project management; identification and research of technologies appropriate to research projects and learning goals; and coordination of academic support services to meet teaching, learning, and research needs.  Janet is involved in the development of sustainable digital scholarship infrastructure and models for support of digital humanities projects at liberal arts institutions. She recently collaborated with over 23 liberal arts colleges to develop the Institute for Liberal Arts Scholarship (ILiADS.org). She co-teaches “Models for liberal arts and four year colleges at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (dhsi.org). Janet has presented regionally and internationally on learning design, collaboration, media scholarship, and models for digital scholarship. Janet has co-authored articles in the Journal of Political Science Education, Educause Quarterly, and Collaborations in Liberal Arts Colleges in Support of Digital HumanitiesJanet holds an M.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. @janettsimons


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